Data4DecisionsOn the eve of the 2016 Data4Decisions conference, we at CapTech are excited for what this year's event will bring. After a successful first year in 2015 with close to 1000 participants, this gathering of top business leaders and data professionals promises to be even more rewarding for participants the second time around. Top Big Data solutions providers including CapTech, Cloudera, Datameer, and Hortonworks among others have partnered with Data4Decisions to provide an amazing lineup of speakers and exhibits.

Focusing on providing business leaders with the insight they need to transform complex and fragmented business data into informed and intelligent decisions, the conference has filled a void in the Triangle tech world. Participants this year will have the opportunity to interact with experienced thought leaders and practitioners from across the data & analytics landscape and gain actionable insight to support better decision-making.

The session speaker lineup will provide breadth and depth of insight across emerging trends including the Internet of Things, digital health care, data-driven organizations, and the open-source big data ecosystem including Hadoop and Spark.

Among these experts are Data & Analytics Strategist Peter Carr and Senior Data Scientist Myles Baker, who will be sharing some of CapTech's vast insight into solving business problems through innovative data-driven solutions.

Day-by-day Highlights

Tuesday, March 22 - Data4Decisions opens with a packed first day with special focus on sessions aimed at gaining customer insights, improving operations, detecting risk, and managing fraud.

Top Sessions:

  • CapTech's Peter Carr will speak on "The Best Recipe for Insight: 2 Parts Data, 1 Part Governance" at 3:55 pm. This session will show you how to use the right combination of controls for structured and unstructured data to efficiently meet regulatory reporting requirements in a Big Data environment.

  • The panel discussion "Data Analytics in Industrial IoT" at 11:15 am, is a must-attend for those who want to understand the trajectory, impacts, and challenges associated with the Internet of Things.
  • For the beer lovers and homebrewers in the audience, be sure to check out the panel discussion, "Data Analytics in the Craft Beer Industry" at 3:05 pm.,

Wednesday, March 23 - On day two focus shifts towards selecting the right technologies and approaches to support the big picture of data-driven decision-making.

Don't miss:

  • Brett Gow on why no business is safe from "Uberization" and how to leverage technology and data to ride the wave of digital disruption at 10:20 am.
  • Scott Amyx with the keynote on "AI/ Machine Learning-Based Human Data Analytics to Redefine Customer Engagement & Marketing" at 2:05 pm.

Thursday, March 24 - The half-day finale brings everything together with a focus on data science talent and organizational structure alongside several advanced sessions on real-time analytics applications.

Top Sessions:

  • CapTech Senior Data Scientist, Myles Baker's presentation on "Real-time Video-IP Streaming Architectures for Predictive Decision Models" will be at 10:25 am. Myles will present an innovative data engineering solution built for capturing billions of customer sessions in a mobile IP video streaming application and the resulting predictive model of customer behavior.
  • The "Developing a Data Driven Organization" panel at 9:20 am will offer a broad range of perspectives from leaders in industry, academia, and government on how to be a successful data-driven organization.

Come meet Peter, Myles, and other Captech data and analytics experts at the CapTech booth on the exhibition floor. We'll start the conversation around your business and technology challenges, and show you how we have helped others realize the value of data and analytics for their business.